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Utah lawmaker pitches early plan to combat jail deaths

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:41pm

A Utah lawmaker seeking to prevent further deaths in Utah jails says one solution could involve inmates speaking with health care workers over a video feed when they are first booked.

Layton police searching for 'lewd man' who exposed himself to multiple people

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:06pm

The man is described as hispanic, between 20-40 years of age, shoulder length brown curly hair and a large/stocky build.

Utah father, sons bond over art featuring chickens, Tony Soprano

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:22pm

What do get when you combine TV mobster Tony Soprano and chickens? You get an art show by renowned Utah artist Tony Smith and his two sons, Evan and Willie Smith, titled “3Smiths.”

Special session ‘could’ loom to fix medical marijuana law, Utah governor says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:53pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a special session could be on the agenda for lawmakers to implement fixes to the state’s medical marijuana law, but most importantly the federal government needs to act to reclassify the drug so states aren’t so hamstrung over the issue.

Chemicals spontaneously combust in 'freak occurence,' causing southern Utah wildfire

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:12pm

Some chemicals spontaneously combusted in the blistering southern Utah heat yesterday after someone threw them out, leading to a small wildfire in a “freak occurrence,” officials say.

Metro gang officers justified in fatal shooting during arrest, Salt Lake County D.A. says

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:49pm

Two police officers who fatally shot a man after he attempted to run them over were cleared Wednesday by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

Here's why tiger muskies can now be found in 3 of Utah’s higher-elevated lakes

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:23pm

High-elevation lakes may seem like an odd place to find tiger muskie, but there's an interesting reason behind finding the fish species in one High Uintas Wilderness and two southern Utah lakes.

Trial set for ex-USU football player Torrey Green in remaining rape case

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:34pm

A judge has declined to allow jurors to consider evidence from two prior sexual assaults as they weigh a remaining rape allegation against former Utah State University football standout Torrey Green.

Have You Seen This? Toddler loves wearing Mom's false eyelash

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:00pm

Kids love to try grown-up clothes, foods and so on. This toddler discovered how mom's false eyelashes can change up your look. The result is both cute and entertaining.

Utah company making family nights unique, fun and affordable

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:00pm

Instead of spending tons of money on family activities every week or month, stay home and solve an interactive mystery with your family.

New trial date set in wrongful death lawsuit regarding Susan Powell's sons

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:25pm

A Washington trial date has finally been set in a wrongful death lawsuit regarding Susan Powell’s sons.

Utah Sen. Dan Hemmert announces run for Congress

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:52pm

Utah Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert announced he’s running for Congress in the 4th District

Germany: 8-year-old goes on highway joyride with mom's car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:41pm

Police say an 8-year-old boy took his mom's car and went for a nighttime joyride on a highway in western Germany.

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Jan M. Olsen and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:07pm

Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

SUU and USU Extension awarded $1 million grants to help fight the opioid crisis

St. George News  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:35pm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded millions in grants to Utah organizations to fight the growing opioid crisis.

KSL College Football Pick'em returns for 2019

Robert Jackson, and Glenn Swan,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:15pm

College football fans rejoice, KSL College Football Pick'em is back for the 2019 season. Compete against your friends, family and neighbors for ultimate bragging rights from your living room to the tailgate lot.

US blames Iran after drone is downed in Yemen

Barbara Starr and Zachary Cohen, CNN  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:04pm

The US blamed Iran on Tuesday for the shooting down of a US MQ-9 drone over Yemen by a surface-to-air missile, an apparent escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran.

New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development

Nadia Kounang, CNN  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:45am

Water fluoridation has been hailed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top great public health achievements of the 20th century, but a new study raises questions about its role as a potential neurotoxin in utero.

BYU students will know why they're being called to Honor Code Office beforehand

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:41am

Following student criticism, Brigham Young University will now tell students why they’re being called into the Honor Code Office before they get there.


Welcome to Utah, Mr. Vice President. Here are some questions for you

Deseret News Editorial Board  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:15am

Like many Utahns, we welcome Vice President Mike Pence to Utah this week. He is scheduled to speak Thursday about the global economy, international trade and Utah’s surprising place as a leader in the 21st century.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU back in the great quarterback business

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:57am

After stumbling on offense for most of the past two seasons, BYU appears ready to make significant improvement on ending drives in the end zone. Not only does quarterback Zach Wilson return as the starter, but most of the coaches on offense are back.